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Sedona Fire District COVID-19 Preparation Update

Sedona AZ – As the COVID-19 pandemic develops, Sedona Fire District Fire Chief Jon Trautwein wants to assure the community that as an essential service provider, SFD continues to accomplish its mission and provide for the safety of the community effectively. Engaging the community and various stakeholders to provide options and solutions to a wide variety of fire service issues is the Fire Chief’s... 

Sedona Fire District Suspends Burn Permits

Sedona AZ – Effective immediately Sedona Fire District has suspended the issuance of new burn permits and will is not allowing the activation of existing permits. “The moratorium on burning yard waste is made in order to align us with our state and federal partners which are suspending all prescribed burns for the time being,” said Fire Marshal Jon Davis. This decision will promote elevated... 

Sedona New Year’s Eve Chapel Fire Update

Sedona Fire Station 6 is located near the Chapel roundabout on SR 179, Sedona. Sedona AZ – On December 31, 2019, Sedona Fire District crews were dispatched to a structure fire at 49 Eagle Lane in the Chapel area and arrived on scene six minutes and seven seconds after dispatch. The reported fire had fully engulfed the structure and threatened nearby buildings. Firefighters took a defensive posture... 

8th International Fire Ecology and Management Congress: Cultivating Pyrodiversity

Sedona AZ – Scientists, land managers, educators, and students from a variety of organizations worldwide will gather from November 18-22, 2019, in Tucson, Arizona, for the 8th International Fire Ecology and Management Congress. The conference is hosted by the Association for Fire Ecology in cooperation with the Southwest Fire Science Consortium, with more than twenty sponsors and exhibitors representing... 

Sedona Winds Fire

Sedona firefighters assist with Sedona Winds unit clean up after the incident. Photo courtesy Sedona Fire District. Sedona AZ – A few minutes before 2:00 a.m. Saturday morning, Sedona Fire District firefighters were dispatched to a residential unit fire in the Sedona Winds Assisted Living Facility on Jacks Canyon Road, Village of Oak Creek. “The automatic fire sprinkler system had extinguished... 

Sedona Fire District Suspends Issued Burn Permits

Sedona AZ – Due to the continued unseasonably hot weather and lack of monsoon moisture, Sedona Fire District is suspending all issued burn permits for the burning of yard debris. “The National Weather service is advising us that a more normalized weather pattern will be developing in the next week to 10 days,” said Fire Marshal Jon Davis, adding, “We will continue to reevaluate conditions and... 

Sedona Fire District to Host 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

The Sedona Fire District 9-11 Memorial on SR 179 is the setting for a remembrance ceremony at 8:45 a.m. on Wednesday for the 2977 people killed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack. Sedona AZ – Ask any firefighter what the number 343 means to them and the conversation will immediately turn to September 11, 2001. Of the 2977 people who were killed in that terrorist attack, 343 of them were... 

Yavapai County Property Tax Levy Increase

Sedona AZ – The following is a letter to the SedonaEye.com editor: Last week I sent out an email alerting you to pay attention to the tax increase that is going to be levied on any property you own in Yavapai county, Arizona. The Red Rock News digital story, and several other papers used the headline of an 18% tax increase to grab your attention. Typical. Now the Red Rock News may have gone into... 

Eddie Maddock: Sedona Progress or Impediment

SedonaEye.com columnist Eddie Maddock looks at the city of Sedona and Village of Oak Creek impediments to local progress on quality of life issues. Sedona AZ – Admittedly the convenience of modern technology has opened doors our ancestors would never have imagined. Of course, one needn’t go back THAT far – but – has it really been all that long ago when we actually had conversations... 

Sedona Fire District Hires New Fire Chief

Sedona AZ – The Sedona Fire District Board announces the selection of Jon Trautwein as its new Fire Chief. The announcement follows an extensive search conducted by Regional Government Services (RGA) of sixty-two applicants. This search and evaluation process was intricate and collaborative, encompassing interviews by phone, video conferencing and in-person, a rigorous Assessment Center, and... 
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